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A dispassionate virtuous love, a concept developed by Aristotle. It includes loyalty to friends, family and community. Love between family and friends.
Brotherly love.

Philia

A dispassionate virtuous love, a concept developed by Aristotle. It includes loyalty to friends, family and community. Love between family and friends. Brotherly love.

Meet our Team

Philia is intended to bridge that gap between caring for people’s physical and emotional needs by providing holistic care for the wellbeing of the whole person. Meet the team that makes it happen.

Kira Tewalt

Owner & Founder

Philia is founded and managed by Kira Tewalt, a sandwich generation working parent.

Kira has seen firsthand how our older citizens, our most wise and experienced family and community members, are often undervalued in our society. She has noticed too that we sometimes concentrate on caring for their physical needs but forget their spiritual and emotional needs. Kira founded Philia to provide individualized care for the wellbeing of the whole person, enriching each person’s physical and emotional health and fostering their connections to family and community.

Our Care Support Team

Les Heffernan

Community Liaison and Development

Patrice Buwe, BSN, RN

Corporate Development

Carmen Walker, BSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Malanie Blanchard, MSN, RN

Care Manager

Tashura Tulloch, RN

Care Manager

Jackie Finken

Care Specialist

Nivi Narsimha

HR Administrator

Sophie Blumenthal

Recruiter, Care Specialist

Debbie Reeves

Recruiter

Eva

Office Ambassador

Our Caregivers

Our caregivers are the best of the best. We keep our team strong by:

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Providing competitive wages and benefits

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Requiring caregivers pass a written test that measure their technical skills and judgement

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Offering on-going professional development and training

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Seeking out caregivers who offer a connection of compassion, empathy, and friendship.

What Drives Us

We believe in the connectedness of life. That all life is precious and created equal. As such, we respect all beings and want to give voice to those less powerful or just a bit more quiet than the others. We want to give voice to our Older Adults and our Children.

We gain a powerful satisfaction from knowing that our care makes a difference.

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